Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli, who was admitted to the Tribhuwan University Teaching Hospital in Maharajgunj on Monday, is scheduled to undergo a second kidney transplant at 9:00 am today.
“The surgery will take four to five hours,” said Prem Raj Gyawali, urology and kidney transplant surgeon, who is part of the medical team of TUTH that will perform surgery on the PM.
A six-member TUTH team and doctors specialising in anaesthesia and critical care medicine will be involved in the surgery. Two doctors from India — a physician and a surgeon — have also been invited.
Though doctors have been invited from India, the medical team from TU Teaching Hospital will perform the surgery. Indian doctors will stay on standby to handle any emergency situation during the transplant process, according to the hospital.
A day before Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli was admitted to the hospital, he issued a video message assuring the nation that he had put in place measures to ensure smooth functioning of all necessary governance-related activities in his absence.
But there is still a lack of clarity on who is the executive head of the country while the PM remains in the hospital for his surgery and post-operative recovery.
Doctors have said that Oli will require at least a week in hospital and two weeks to take up minor tasks.